Asked by: Ixchel Uboldi
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th January, 2020

How do you dispose of old co2 detectors?

Check with the manufacturer to see if they have a take-back program. If they do not, remove the battery from your carbon monoxide detector and recycle it. Throw the remainder of the device in the trash.

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People also ask, how do I dispose of old smoke detectors?

When it comes to disposal, old photoelectric detectors can be safely put in the trash, so long as you remove the battery first. Read on for information about ionization detectors. Ionization-Based Smoke Detectors: Ionization detectors contain a small amount of Americium 241, a radioactive isotope.

Likewise, does Kidde recycle smoke detectors? I've read that these smoke detectors should be recycled because they contain some radioactive material. However, the Kidde website states: IMPORTANT: Alarms and fire extinguishers should not be recycled. Typically, alarms may be disposed of in your regular residential trash.

Thereof, how do I dispose of a Honeywell carbon monoxide detector?

Honeywell carbon monoxide detector disposal: You can return the old CO detector to the manufacturer for proper disposal. Honeywell accepts expired units that are sent back to them. Just include a note saying that the Honeywell carbon monoxide detector is for disposal and mail it to the address on the back of the unit.

Do CO detectors expire?

As it turns out, our detector malfunctioned, but was essentially at the end of it's life anyway. Most Carbon Monoxide detectors are good for 5-7 years and should be replaced after that time frame. Typically, the units have a tag or date stamp on the back to indicate it's age or expiration date.

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